James is TPG's Group General Counsel and is responsible for leading the nationwide legal team. James has been an Executive Director since 2010, and is increasingly involved with TPG’s corporate and governance matters. His main work, however, remains to provide specialist support, skills, and legal advice on property and land law related issues to TPG’s property consultants. In conjunction with the other members of the legal team, James is able to bring a high level of expertise and technical ability in legal areas relating to TPG’s core business. James has particular specialist skills in dealing with Public Works Act 1981 (PWA) matters.
James has 18 years’ experience in advising public sector clients, and has developed extensive expertise in land and property law in this area. James provides valuable support to TPG’s nationwide operations, and he is able to apply a variety of legal skills in property and land law. James’ expertise and experience has seen him invited to be a stakeholder adviser to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) in revising their Crown Property Standards in 2005, 2009 and 2014.